Inside the Poseidon Z RGB
Verifying the switches did require the use of our own key puller, but we do indeed find Kailh brown switches, as advertised. We even see that they turned the switch on larger keys for better lighting, and it also shows that the torsion bars are exposed.
Typical of the market of mainstream mechanical keyboards, we are sent caps that are molded in white, and then painted black leaving the legends to allow light to pass through.
Three screws get removed from the bottom, which allows the frame halves to come apart by unlocking tabs around the perimeter. The bottom section of the frame offers raised rails to support better the steel plate and reduce vibrations.
Removing the main PCB from the keyboard just to get a sense of how clean the job was done, we find that the connections are clean, and we only a slight indication of flux residue in a couple of small locations.
The 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 MCU of choice for the Poseidon Z RGB is this NXP Semiconductors LPC11U35F. This is where all of the action happens and is also what is reading the 512KB of onboard memory to sort through five profiles and potentially over 500 Macros.
With no software involved at this point, we powered on the Poseidon Z RGB to see what we get. We find that the entire board is backlit out of the box, but without software, you are left with various brightness levels of red LED backlighting.
With software involved, the best way to show off the potential is to turn on the Wave mode. This allows the Poseidon Z RGB to cycle through all of the color options as the wave moves across the keyboard. Of course, it can go much deeper down the rabbit hole as well, but this does show the potential you have to start with.
PRICING: You can find the Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $80 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for £109 at Amazon UK.
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